Blogmas Day 17…Upcycled plastic lid ornaments.

Supplies needed: Clean plastic lid from an empty food container. Scissors Paint pens Twine Needle Draw simple shapes onto your plastic lids. Cut them out then string some twine using a needle to hang up.  Using permanent markers or paint pens decorate your shapes. Now you have an inexpensive ornament to hang on your trees…

Blogmas Day 11…melt and pour your own candy treats.

So easy and a ton of fun. All you need is a bag of chocolate chips, some candy sprinkles and edibles cookie decorations. Put all your candy into cupcake holders to keep everything clean and organized. If you have small humans in your house believe me you will love this little tip. Use all kinds…

Thriftstore treasures…nativity sets. Blogmas day 10

 Nativity sets are always something that warms my heart because it takes me back to my memories with my German grandmother during Christmas. She had such a beautiful nativity set with so much detail, and she loved telling me the story of baby Jesus. Lots of happy memories at Christmas with my grandma. She would…

Blogmas day 8…repurposing a tiny snowman.

  All this little guy needed was a little TLC. It was cute all on it’s own but I decided to doctor it up a bit, as my Nana used to say. I added grape vine twigs for arms, a new red scarf, and colorful button beads. Happy repurposing everyone.

10 stocking stuffer ideas….Blogmas day 5.

There was a rumor going around our city the day I went shopping for some last minute stocking stuffers. Rumor was that our state might be headed to another lock down, so we headed out for a quick trip to pick up some last minute gifts. I did not stay too long in the store….

Blogmas day 4…Swedish coffee cake

This is a recipe I had in my file for years. I can’t remember where I got it but it is yummy I will say that. Okay, first let me explain about recipes and me. I don’t normally cook in my house because everyone else loves to cook whereas I love to craft and do…

Dollar day do over- Snowman frame

Day 8 of blogmas, so many nice things to see out there. You guys are making the holidays fun with all your recipes, DIY’s, adventures and stories. It’s like a giant holiday magazine you buy to take home to look through while sipping on hot cocoa under a warm blanket. Thank you for that. I…

Gingerbread houses

One of our traditions every year is making Gingerbread houses. When my children were little I would buy the box kits and let them do what ever they wanted with them. The only problem with that was that they never really ate the gingerbread, just the candies off of them. The gingerbread house would end…

Shopping at a Scandinavian festival.

Every year we all try to visit the Scandinavian festival. I love shopping for Christmas decor items. I love telling my children stories of what it was like at Christmas time in my Swedish family. They always laugh at my stories. When my grandfather came here from Uppsala he spoke 5 languages but English wasn’t…

   Happy December everyone.

  This year I thought I try to post something everyday until December 24th. Kind of like a blogging advent calendar of sorts. Most of these post are pre-scheduled this month, especially the last two weeks. We love going out to events during this time of year so hopefully I will share some of those…